Leander requests facilities plan for growing city staff, building needs

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Leander City Hall is located in Old Town Leander at 105 N. Brushy St. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Leander City Hall is located in Old Town Leander at 105 N. Brushy St. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Estimates say the city of Leander will reach a population of 200,000 by 2050, according to the city. To match population growth, city staff is expected to increase, Interim City Engineer Ross Blackketter said to council May 6.

"We need to plan to accommodate that growth as city staff is going to grow with the population of the city," Blackketter said.


City hall, the police department building, the parks and recreation building and the public works facility are either at capacity or undersized for staff volumes, according to the city.

Leander City Council unanimously authorized a contract May 6 for a comprehensive facilities plan to assess staffing needs, facilities needs and construction needs to meet city growth. The plan will also consider values of eventually-vacated city facilities. A six-month contract with Brown Reynolds Watford Architects Inc. was approved for $62,400.

Editor's note: This article has been edited to correct a title to city engineer, not city manager.
By Taylor Girtman
Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in Feb. 2020.


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